WITCH CRAFTS

WITCH CRAFTS

Friday, January 27, 2012

WITCH'S APOTHECARY

I STARTED WORKING ON A "FUN" PROJECT, JUST FOR ME (BUT, MIGHT TURN INTO A CLASS, LATER). I'M MAKING A WITCH'S APOTHECARY SHADOW BOX.

I FOUND THIS SHADOW/TREASURE BOX AT HOBBY LOBBY (ON SALE!). IT HAS A HINGED GLASS COVER ON IT.



SO, I TOOK THE GLASS LID OFF AND ADDED SOME WOOD MOLDING AROUND THE EDGES. PLUS, ADDED A LITTLE WOODEN ORNAMENT ON THE TOP EDGE, AND GLUED PLASTIC SKULL BEADS IN THE CORNERS.


I TEXTURED THE WHOLE THING WITH TISSUE PAPER, GAUZE, & MODELING PASTE (WITH TINY GLASS BEADS IN IT). I PAINTED IT WITH GREENS, BLUES & PURPLES, WITH BLACK STAIN OVER EVERYTHING.

I GLUED DIFFERENT "CREEPY" PAPERS TO THE BACK OF EACH BOX, WITH SOME VINTAGE MEDICAL IMAGES AS WELL. EVERYTHING GOT AGED WITH "DISTRESS" INKS AND STAMPINGS.


NOW, I'M COLLECTING THINGS TO PUT INSIDE IT. I STARTED MAKING SOME POTION BOTTLES:


I'M HAVING TONS OF FUN DECORATING & AGING EACH BOTTLE -- PLUS, DECIDING WHAT TO PUT INSIDE THE BOTTLES AND MAKING LABELS FOR THEM.

FINDING BOTTLES SMALL ENOUGH TO FIT IN THE BOXES ARE A CHALLENGE. I BOUGHT SOME TINY GLASS BOTTLE MADE BY TIM HOLTZ, BUT THEY'RE BASICALLY ALL THE SAME SHAPES. A TRIP TO THE DOLLAR STORE SOLVED THAT WITH SOME UNUSUAL BOTTLES THAT HAD NAIL POLISH IN THEM. ALSO, I'M MAKING THE ROUNDS TO THE THRIFT STORES, AND FINDING SOME GREAT STUFF. (THE "COFFIN NAILS" CONTAINER IS A SHOT GLASS FROM THE GOODWILL.)

2 comments:

ButtonMooner said...

I love these bottles and your shadow box, so creative!
Can I ask, did you buy the labels or did you make them yourself?

ButtonMooner said...

I love these bottles and your shadow box, so creative!
Can I ask, did you buy the labels or did you make them yourself?